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Sicilian Defense

Year of Publication
1976 2014 1976 to 2014
Author(s)
  1. Alexander Delchev (1)
  2. Alexander Khalifman (1)
  3. Alexander Yermolinsky (1)
  4. Ali Mortazavi (1)
  5. Andrew Greet (1)
  6. Andrew Martin (1)
  7. Atanas Kolev (1)
  8. Craig Pritchett (1)
  9. Danny Kopec (1)
  10. David Levy (2)
  11. Eduard Gufeld (1)
  12. Efstratios Grivas (1)
  13. Eric Schiller (2)
  14. Eric Schiller (2)
  15. Eugene Perelshteyn (1)
  16. Evgeny Sveshnikov (2)
  17. Garry Kasparov (1)
  18. Gawain Jones (2)
  19. Gewain Jones (2)
  20. Grigory Bogdanovisch (1)
  21. Hannes Langrock (1)
  22. Jacob Aagaard (1)
  23. Jacob Aagaard (1)
  24. James Rizzitano (1)
  25. Jeremy Silman (1)
  26. Johan Hellsten (1)
  27. John Cox (2)
  28. John Cox (2)
  29. John Donaldson (1)
  30. John Emms (9)
  31. John Nunn (1)
  32. John Shaw (1)
  33. Julian Hodgson & Lawrence Day & Eric Schiller (1)
  34. Kevin O'Connell (1)
  35. Kiril Georgiev (1)
  36. Lev Alburt (1)
  37. Lorin D'Costa (2)
  38. Lubomir Ftacnik (1)
  39. Marc Esserman (1)
  40. Mark Taimanov (2)
  41. Mikhail Golubev (1)
  42. Neil McDonald (2)
  43. Nick Conticello (1)
  44. Peter Wells (1)
  45. Richard Palliser (10)
  46. Roman Dzindzichashvili (1)
  47. Sam Collins (1)
  48. Semko Semkov (1)
  49. Sergei Soloviov (1)
  50. Sergey Kasparov (1)
  51. Timothy Taylor (2)
  52. Valery Neverov (1)
  53. Victor Bologan (1)
  54. Yuri Yakovich (1)
  55. Yury Lapshun (1)
  56. Zaven Andriasyan (1)
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Chess Notation Type
  1. FAN - Figurine (44)
  2. AN - Algebraic (31)
  3. DN - Descriptive (3)
Topics
  1. Opening (7)
Popular Book Series
  1. Chess Developments (2)
  2. Chess Explained (2)
  3. Dangerous Weapons (5)
  4. Move by Move (6)
  5. Starting Out (23)
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Host
  1. FM Dennis Monokroussos (1)
  2. GM Alejandro Ramirez (1)
  3. GM Alexei Shirov (5)
  4. GM Bryan Smith (2)
  5. GM Chris Ward (4)
  6. GM Damien Lemos (2)
  7. GM Daniel King (2)
  8. GM Dejan Bojkov (1)
  9. GM Eugene Perelshteyn (3)
  10. GM Garry Kasparov (3)
  11. GM Gawain Jones (1)
  12. GM James Plaskett (2)
  13. GM Jesse Kraai (1)
  14. GM Loek Van Wely (1)
  15. GM Lubomir Ftacnik (1)
  16. GM Michal Krasenkow (1)
  17. GM Niclas Huschenbeth (1)
  18. GM Nigel Davies (9)
  19. GM Peter Nielsen (2)
  20. GM Rafael Leitão (1)
  21. GM Roman Dzinzichashvili (34)
  22. GM Ronen Har-Zvi (1)
  23. GM Sam Shankland (1)
  24. GM Sergei Tiviakov (2)
  25. GM Simon Williams (2)
  26. GM Timur Gareev (8)
  27. GM Victor Bologan (4)
  28. IM Andrew Martin (23)
  29. IM Attila Turzo (1)
  30. IM Bryan Smith (1)
  31. IM Danny Kopec (3)
  32. IM Gary Lane (2)
  33. IM Lawrence Trent (1)
  34. IM Lawrence Trent (1)
  35. IM Sam Collins (1)
  36. IM Valeri Lilov (3)
  37. NM Dana Mackenzie (1)
  38. WGM Elisabeth Pahtz (1)
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    Smith Morra Gambit Declined: Nf6
    Catalog Code: CB0013CD

    Details the Smith-Morra Gambit Declined Variation. 2081 games given in 48 variations.
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    Smith Morra Gambit Declined: Nf6

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    FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 8 - Beating all the Anti-Sicilian Systems
    Catalog Code: DVD0008FX

    Sicilian expert GM Chris Ward recommends dynamic lines for Black against all of the anti-Sicilian systems.

    Part 1: 2.c3

    Part 2: 2.Nf3 d6 3.c3

    Part 3: Closed & Fianchetto Systems - 2.Nc3 & 3.g3/2.g3/2.Ne2/2.b3

    Part 4: Grand Prix Attack - 2.Nc3 & 3.f4

    Part 5: 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.f3

    Part 6: 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Qxd4

    Part 7: 2.Nf3 d6 3.Bb5+/3.c4

    Part 8: Smith-Morra Gambit & Wing Gambit Ward blasts holes in systems favored by many club players!
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    FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 8 - Beating all the Anti-Sicilian Systems

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    KOPEC DVD - The Kopec System
    Catalog Code: DVD0008KP

    A repertoire for White. You are about to enter the completely different world of the Kopec System. IM Dr. Danny Kopec presents his original system, a deadly plan against all Sicilian set-ups. Fundamentally sound, it packs a venomous punch.
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    KOPEC DVD - The Kopec System

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    FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 16 - c3 Sicilian
    Catalog Code: DVD0016FX

    Get your opening on the board at move two! IM Gary Lane presents new ideas and attacking lines to lead Black out of familiar territory and into positions that are treacherous to defend!
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    FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 16 - c3 Sicilian

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    Killer Grand Prix
    Catalog Code: DVD0022OT

    Chess grandmaster and author Gawain Jones presents “Killer Grand Prix” – a DVD that takes a comprehensive look at the white side of The Grand Prix Attack. Regarded as one of the world’s leading exponents of this opening, Gawain reveals the secrets behind his success in a system that has even been used by the current world number one, Magnus Carlsen to defeat former FIDE World Champion, Veselin Topalov.
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    Killer Grand Prix

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    FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 23 - f4 Sicilian
    Catalog Code: DVD0023FX

    The f4 Sicilian is a particularly dangerous weapon against the Sicilian which GM James Plaskett has used to launch blistering attacks against many of his grandmaster colleagues. He reveals his favorite plans and suggests new ideas for you to exploit. A top-notch anti-Sicilian weapon!
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    FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 23 - f4 Sicilian

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    ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 23 - The Easy Way to Play the Grand Prix and Reti Openings
    Catalog Code: DVD0023RM

    Roman's Favorite Opening to meet the Sicilian Defense. Roman will show you a clear plan which will give you a comfortable position, however, if your opponent makes a tactical or positional mistake, he will get crushed or wind up with at least a bad position. Roman has had great success with this opening and is passing his own ideas and concepts on to you.
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    ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 23 - The Easy Way to Play the Grand Prix and Reti Openings

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    FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 30 - Kopec Anti-Sicilian System
    Catalog Code: DVD0030FX

    A repertoire for White. You are about to enter a completely different world - the world of the Kopec Systems. IM Dr. Danny Kopec presents his original system which is deadly against all Sicilian set-ups. Fundamentally sound, it packs a venomous punch. With the Kopec System, you can spring virtually unknown theoretical gems on your unsuspecting opponents!
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    FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 30 - Kopec Anti-Sicilian System

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    ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 31 - Mastering The Opening Forum Series - A Repertoire For Black - PART 1
    Catalog Code: DVD0031RM

    This DVD expands on the Black opening repertoire recommended by Grandmaster Roman Dzindzichashvili. He spends one hour on the topic of The Dragons Accelerated Return and another hour on The Dragons Accelerated Battle Over the Maroczy Bind.
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    ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 31 - Mastering The Opening Forum Series - A Repertoire For Black - PART 1

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    Killer c3 Sicilian with International Master Sam Collins
    Catalog Code: DVD0032OT

    Over the years, the c3 Sicilian, otherwise known as the Alapin Variation, has become increasingly popular not least because it avoids the reams of theory associated with Open Sicilians, but also because it offers White the opportunity to be flexible. Indeed, the positions that arise from this opening can be either tactical or positional and are therefore suitable for chess players of all strengths.
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    Killer c3 Sicilian with International Master Sam Collins

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    Killer Dragon - DVD 1 with Grandmaster Simon Williams
    Catalog Code: DVD0033OT

    The Dragon variation is considered to be one of the sharpest openings in chess. Made popular due to its aggressive nature, it is little wonder that the Dragon has attracted the likes of world number one Magnus Carlsen as one of its enthusiasts.
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    Killer Dragon - DVD 1 with Grandmaster Simon Williams

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    Killer Dragon - DVD 2 with Grandmaster Simon Williams
    Catalog Code: DVD0034OT

    The Dragon variation is considered to be one of the sharpest openings in chess. Made popular due to its aggressive nature, it is little wonder that the Dragon has attracted the likes of world number one Magnus Carlsen as one of its enthusiasts.
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    Killer Dragon - DVD 2 with Grandmaster Simon Williams

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    FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 36 - Morra Gambit Accepted
    Catalog Code: DVD0036FX

    Sweep Black off the board! With IM Andrew Martin's latest recommendations, you can be ready for all those book answers to the Morra!
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    FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 36 - Morra Gambit Accepted

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    FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 37 - Morra Gambit Declined
    Catalog Code: DVD0037FX

    IM Andrew Martin presents potentially deadly set-ups for White when the Morra Gambit is declined.
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    FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 37 - Morra Gambit Declined

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    FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 38 - Najdorf
    Catalog Code: DVD0038FX

    Get on board the Cadillac of Sicilians with GM Nigel Davies without having to learn reams of theory. The best defense to 1.e4 as played by Fischer and Kasparov
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    FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 38 - Najdorf

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    ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 41 - New Lines & Novelties in the Scotch and f4 Sicilian
    Catalog Code: DVD0041RM

    On this DVD, Roman brings to you his own orginal unpublished new additions to the Scotch and f4 Sicilian. These updates will help you get an edge on counter-improvements made by black. This is a great companion to Roman's earlier DVDs Vol. 22 on the Scotch and Vol. 23 on the f4 Scillian
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    ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 41 - New Lines & Novelties in the Scotch and f4 Sicilian

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    ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 44 - New Lines & Novelties for White in Grand Prix, Hippo, Latvian & Philidor
    Catalog Code: DVD0044RM

    On this instructional DVD Roman will teach you how to get an advantage in the opening against passive, and unsound openings by not trying to refute these inferior openings quickly but to play active, logical chess. Roman will show you by following the basic principles of chess you will be able to take advantage of your opponents anti-positional play giving you the winning edge.
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    ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 44 - New Lines & Novelties for White in Grand Prix, Hippo, Latvian & Philidor

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    FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 45 - Sicilian Dragon
    Catalog Code: DVD0045FX

    England's most dedicated Dragon warrior - GM Chris Ward - presents his complete up-to-date Dragon repertoire including antidotes to the topical white systems. No other defense can match the Dragon for thrills and spills. A highly entertaining two hour plus epic.
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    FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 45 - Sicilian Dragon

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    ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 45 - New Lines & Novelties for Black in the Accelerated Dragon and King's Indian
    Catalog Code: DVD0045RM

    On this DVD, Roman recommends the Accelerated Dragon for Black against e4. Roman has achieved great success at the highest level using the Accelerated Dragon and now he brings you his unplublished updates, new ideas and novelties. This is a great follow up to Romans earlier coverage of the Accelerated Dragon & King's Indian Defense.
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    ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 45 - New Lines & Novelties for Black in the Accelerated Dragon and King's Indian

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    FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 46 - Sicilicide
    Catalog Code: DVD0046FX

    New and deadly ways to disrupt all known Sicilian schemes. Create no end of confusion as you nonchalantly develop your knights with 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 & 3.Nc3 and get ready to wrong-foot Dragon and Najdorf players. Check out a full range of little known anti-Sicilian executions. Death to the Sicilian! Long live 1.e4!
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    FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 46 - Sicilicide

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    ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 48 - Complete Universal f3 Systems for White Against the Sicilian Fianchetto
    Catalog Code: DVD0048RM

    On this DVD Roman guarantees you very playable positions and some advantages for White against the Sicilian Defense. Roman will show you easy-to-learn universal plans and ideas in the opening and middle game. Roman shows you easy-to-remember setups and themes that will leave you well prepared to meet the Sicilian and get an advantage over your opponent!
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    ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 48 - Complete Universal f3 Systems for White Against the Sicilian Fianchetto

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    FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 49 - Strangling The Sicilian with 2.d3
    Catalog Code: DVD0049FX

    Why fall victim to your opponent's pet Sicilian line when you can out-fox him with the cunning 2.d3? GM Nigel Davies, the pioneer of this new and vital system, explains exactly how you can squash those booked-up Sicilian-ites! Transpositions to King's Indian Attack formations for White are noted and explored.
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    FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 49 - Strangling The Sicilian with 2.d3

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    ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 66 - New and Improved Accelerated Dragon
    Catalog Code: DVD0066RM

    On this DVD Roman discusses a new and improved version of the Accelerated Dragon, one of the most ambitious way for Black to play against 1.e4. Roman, Larry Kaufman and Rybka (the World's Strongest Chess Program) have spent countless hours improving on lines that were previously thought to be better for White, but which now in fact have little or no advantage at all. Roman will also provide the latest updates as well as his own personal recommendations.
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    ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 66 - New and Improved Accelerated Dragon

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    ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 67 - Progressive Way of Handling the Maroczy Bind
    Catalog Code: DVD0067RM

    On this DVD Roman, with the aid of Rybka, the world's strongest chess playing program, has revised and updated theory in The Maroczy Bind. Countless hours were spent on recent games played by strong players. These games were then analyzed and refined by Roman and Rybka, thereby creating new, active and unique lines for Black when face with the Maroczy Bind.
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    ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 67 - Progressive Way of Handling the Maroczy Bind

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    FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 71 - 20 Deadly Sicilian Shockers
    Catalog Code: DVD0071FX

    IMs Andrew Martin and Gary Lane have assemble a devastating array of shock weapons in the Sicilian Defense which will make you better prepared in the Sicilian than you ever had been before. You will not only beat your opponent but will knock him off his chair with some of the most amazing moves ever played in the Sicilian. There are lots of novelities and suprise traps, along with good lines for Black against the Morra Gambit and Closed Sicilian, and for White against the Najdorf.
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    FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 71 - 20 Deadly Sicilian Shockers

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    ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 75 - Slaying the Dragon
    Catalog Code: DVD0075RM

    Part of the Roman and Rybka, Perfecting the Opening Series by Grandmaster Roman Dzindzichashvili using the analysis of the world computer champion Rybka. On this controversial DVD, Roman makes unprecedented claims that the Dragon variation of the Sicilian opening is in dire straits--this despite its recent popularity. Roman says it is fascinating to see how variation-by-variation, White emerges with sizable advantage. All of those variations are supported by Rybkss analysis.
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    ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 75 - Slaying the Dragon

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    FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 77 - Sicilian Kan
    Catalog Code: DVD0077FX

    The Sicilian Kan is the most flexible and easy to play variation of all the lines in the Sicilian. On this DVD, IM Andrew Martin will teach you how understanding certain principles and development will help you master this dependable repertoire for Black.
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    FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 77 - Sicilian Kan

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    ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 81 - Easy and Promising Way for White to Play Against the Najdorf Sicilian
    Catalog Code: DVD0081RM

    On this DVD, Roman and Rybka bring new opening theory to white's sixth move h3 against one of Blacks most popular defences - the Sicilian Najdorf. World Champion Bobby Fischer used the h3 variation to defeat Grandmaster Najdorf himself.
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    ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 81 - Easy and Promising Way for White to Play Against the Najdorf Sicilian

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    FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 82 - The Sveshnikov Sicilian - Part 1
    Catalog Code: DVD0082FX

    The Sveshnikov Sicilian is one of the most sharpest and heavily-analysed of opening systems, yet it can be played successfully by the average player.
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    FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 82 - The Sveshnikov Sicilian - Part 1

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    FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 83 - The Sveshnikov Sicilian - Part 2
    Catalog Code: DVD0083FX

    On this Foxy Openings DVD, IM Andrew Martin takes you through the basic themes that underpin this exciting opening and then goes on to construct a point-scoring repertoire for Black, which will rely more on understanding than memory.
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    FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 83 - The Sveshnikov Sicilian - Part 2

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    ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 83 -Staggering New Novelties for White in the Gran Prix Attack
    Catalog Code: DVD0083RM

    On this DVD , Roman will provide you with the latest in opening theory on the Grand Prix, Grunfeld and Accelerated Dragon. Those updates will introduce revolutionary new ideas to these well established openings, adding new approaches and ideas that will make these variations a solid part of your repertoire. A major focus of the DVD is on the Non-fianchetto lines, which are extremely aggressive in nature and have a tendency to lead to dangerous positions for black.
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    ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 83 -Staggering New Novelties for White in the Gran Prix Attack

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    ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 86 - Highly Instructive and Educational Games for the Grand Prix Player
    Catalog Code: DVD0086RM

    On this DVD, Grandmaster Roman and Rybka will give you a thorough understanding of the Grand Prix Attack. Roman has selected a number of typical Grand Prix games, the kind that you might experience in your own games for maximum education value.
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    ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 86 - Highly Instructive and Educational Games for the Grand Prix Player

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    ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 88 - Highly Instructive and Educational games for the Accelerated Dragon Player
    Catalog Code: DVD0088RM

    On this DVD, Grandmaster Roman and Rybka will give you a thorough understanding of the Accelerared Dragon for black. Roman has selected a number of typical Accelerated Dragon games, the kind that you might experience in your own games for maximum education value.
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    ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 88 - Highly Instructive and Educational games for the Accelerated Dragon Player

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    ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 89 - Highly Instructive and Educational games for Black against the Maroczy Bind
    Catalog Code: DVD0089RM

    On this DVD, Grandmaster Roman and Rybka gives a thorough analysis of games played for Black against the Maroczy Bind. These games have been selected by Roman because they are very typical for those that feature the Accelerated Dragon: Maroczy Bind and extremely insightful for players of all skill levels. You will see the key ideas of the opening integrated in every game.
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    ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 89 - Highly Instructive and Educational games for Black against the Maroczy Bind

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    ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 98 - c3 Sicilian Alapin Variation
    Catalog Code: DVD0098RM

    On this DVD, Grandmaster Roman Dzinzichashvili will teach you a powerful, easy-to-learn system for White to play against the Sicilian Defense. With the move 2. c3, known as the Alapin Variation, White has a very clear plan and positions himself for rapid piece development.
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    ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 98 - c3 Sicilian Alapin Variation

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    ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 102 - Killing The Sicilian With The Grand Prix Attack
    Catalog Code: DVD0102RM

    One of the most valuable chess game collections ever! Roman's own games feature the most common continuations for Black against the Grand Prix and how to handle them. As White you'll enjoy lots of unexpected crashes and devastating results from your opponent with the Black chess pieces.
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    ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 102 - Killing The Sicilian With The Grand Prix Attack

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Sicilian Defense

The Sicilian Defense, a chess opening that begins with the moves 1. e4 c5, is one of the most popular and highest scoring Black responses to the King's Pawn Opening - 1. e4. With 1... c5, Black asserts control over the critical d4 square and launches an aggressive counter-attack to seize control of the center of the chess board. By choosing to play the Sicilian Defense, Black is willing to offer White both the initiative of the Kingside and an advantage in piece development opportunities in exchange for an advanced Queenside pawn and a spatial advantage that often lead to flank attacks. 

Popular Variations of the Sicilian Defense: Najdorf Sicilian, Schveshnikov Sicilian, Scheveningen Sicilian

Practitioners of the Sicilian Defense: Bobby Fischer, Garry Kasparov, Mikhail TalViswanathan Anand, Boris Gelfand and Alexei Shirov

 

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